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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

May 29 2017

Cyprus peace process not dead, but trust has eroded, U.N. envoy says

ATHENS Attempts to re-unite Cyprus's estranged Greek and Turkish communities are continuing, a United Nations envoy said on Monday, after a failure last week to coax the parties to an international peace conference.

May 26 2017

UN Cyprus envoy to end shuttle diplomacy as sides fail to agree conditions

ATHENS The United Nations' envoy for divided Cyprus said on Friday he was ending a shuttle diplomacy bid to continue peace talks in Geneva because rival sides had failed to agree on conditions.

May 23 2017

Greece shrugs off debt relief delay, seems confident of deal

ATHENS The Greek government on Tuesday appeared calm after its lenders failed to agree on debt relief for the crisis-hit nation, saying it was confident a deal could be brokered in the next three weeks. | Video

May 21 2017

Make or break: Cypriots cling to hope in peace talks

NICOSIA As a new showdown looms over troubled Cyprus reunification talks, peace activists are clinging to the last vestiges of hope that a deal can be done ending decades of division on the ethnically split island.

May 19 2017

New convention targets illicit trade in artifacts from war zones

NICOSIA An international convention targeting the illicit trade in cultural artifacts took effect on Friday, a move to curb what is regarded as a major source of funding to militant groups in conflict zones.

May 18 2017

Lavrov says saw no secrets in U.S. reports on laptop disclosures conveyed by Trump

NICOSIA Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday he saw "no secrets" in U.S. media reports of apparent security threats by Islamic state that were divulged by President Donald Trump last week.

May 18 2017

Lavrov says saw no secrets in U.S. reports on laptop disclosures conveyed by Trump

NICOSIA Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday he saw "no secrets" in U.S. media reports of apparent security threats by Islamic state that were divulged by President Donald Trump last week.

May 12 2017

Cyprus gas search spurred on by Egypt find, says Cypriot minister

NICOSIA Cyprus has stepped up its search for offshore gas and hopes that drilling by Total in July will confirm that the geology of a huge discovery in Egypt extends into Cypriot waters, the energy minister said on Friday.

Apr 13 2017

U.N. envoy: Cyprus talks 'at crossroads', only few issues still to be resolved

NICOSIA Greek and Turkish Cypriots have reached a critical juncture in negotiations to end the decades-old division of their island and only a small number of issues remain to be resolved, the United Nations' envoy for Cyprus said on Thursday.

Apr 07 2017

Cyprus peace deal needs to be watertight for vote, says President

NICOSIA Cyprus's president said on Friday he would not be willing to put any peace deal to a popular vote unless he was convinced a blueprint to reunite estranged Greek and Turkish Cypriots would work.

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